Martin Luther on Music

My favorite excerpt from this writing of Martin Luther is this:

“A person who gives this some thought and yet does not regard music as a marvelous creation of God, must be a clodhopper indeed and does not deserve to be called a human being; he should be permitted to hear nothing but the braying of asses and the grunting of hogs.” – Martin Luther

As quoted by Carl F. Schalk in “Luther on Music”. More thoughts on Martin Luther’s views on music and the quoted text in context follows:

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Martin Luther Quotes

A compilation of quotes by Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546). I have NOT cross referenced all quotes with multiple references. (So check them before you use them in your Master’s Thesis).

For sourced quotes please refer to

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